What apps can be fully replaced by third party apps?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by jjk454ss, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. jjk454ss macrumors 601


    Jul 10, 2008
    im curious how third party replacements are working for things like Safari, Mail, Maps, etc? Can you completely get rid of them(I know they are not deleted) and still use Siri, and open links, etc into the replacement app? So say I tell Siri to give me directions to home, Siri will open Waze? Or I click an email in Safari and it opens Spark? Or tell Siri to remind me to pickup mild and Siri adds it to Clear?

    Do these type of things work smoothly now? Will it eventually once developers build this into there apps? I'm curious how well it's working or going to work.
  2. devinthomas macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2013
  3. batting1000 macrumors 604

    Sep 4, 2011
    You can't set defaults. Links, emails, etc will bring up prompts saying "X app isn't installed. Restore it by going to the App Store" or something like that. You can't set other apps to do stuff the default ones did.
  4. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    I don't think this is possible in foreseeable future. But with third party integration dev can achieve this goal to an extent.
  5. jjk454ss thread starter macrumors 601


    Jul 10, 2008
    Thank you. I guess I just assumed since you could "remove" an app that you could replace it as default actions as well. This kind of stinks:)

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